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February 9, 2017 04:45 PM
Jordan Walden: Contract voided due to health issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) had his minor league contract with the Braves voided on Thursday because his rehab wasn't progressing as expected, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

There were some question marks about his health heading into spring, as he missed all of 2016 with shoulder issues and made just 12 appearances in 2015 due to a biceps injury. The 29-year-old will look to get back to full strength and try to catch on with a team in a setup role, as he has plenty of high-leverage experience under his belt.

November 12, 2016 11:12 AM
Braves' Jordan Walden: Agrees to minor league deal with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Injuries plagued Walden's time in St. Louis -- he was limited to 12 appearances in 2015 due to a biceps injury and shoulder issues kept him off the mound entirely this past season. His health remains a question mark heading into the spring, but Walden has plenty of high-leverage experience and could eventually work into the setup mix if he gets back to full strength.

September 6, 2016 01:02 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Shut down indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden did not show up for a recently scheduled rehab assignment and has been shut down indefinitely, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Walden will see a doctor for another checkup, but it's looking highly unlikely he'll pitch again this season. A strained lat suffered all the way back in March will end up costing the 28-year-old reliever an entire season in the prime of his career.

July 26, 2016 03:25 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Transferred to 60-day disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals transferred Walden (lat) to the 60-day DL on Monday.

Walden, who has been on the DL since April 3, will miss more time as he recovers from a Grade 2 lat strain. Walden has only pitched 10.1 innings between 2015 and 2016 because of injuries, so don't expect much even if he does come back this season.

July 25, 2016 10:00 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Transferred to 60-day disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals transferred Walden (lat) to the 60-day DL on Monday.

Walden, who has been on the DL since April 3, will miss more time as he recovers from a Grade 2 lat strain. Walden has only pitched 10.1 innings between 2015 and 2016 because of injuries, so don't expect much even if he does come back this season.

April 3, 2016 02:17 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Will miss several months with a lat strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 lat strain and is expected to miss a few months, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Walden had been projected as a middle reliever, but will join Mitch Harris (arm) on the disabled list to start the season. While Walden had already been placed on the 15-day DL, a transfer to the 60-day list could be on tap if the aforementioned timetable holds true.

April 3, 2016 10:49 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Placed on 15-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

The DL move is retroactive to March 31, meaning that Walden won't be able to pitch for the Cardinals until at least mid-April. He was sidelined for the latter portion of spring training due to the shoulder injury.

March 31, 2016 10:33 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: To undergo MRI on injured shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) will undergo an MRI sometime on Friday, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told St. Louis Baseball Weekly on Thursday.

It was announced Wednesday that Walden's shoulder would keep him off the Opening Day roster, as he will begin the season on the disabled list. But it's still unclear how long he will be out or what the extent of his injury is, and we'll be able to add some clarity to his return and timetable once he is evaluated.Walden posted a 0.87 ERA in 10.1 innings with the Cardinals last season as he worked his way back to the majors and could see some setup work if he is able to get healthy.

March 30, 2016 03:57 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Won't make MLB team out of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) will not make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster after his shoulder didn't quite feel right during his final spring training appearance, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Walden was one of the best parts of the Cardinals bullpen when healthy, but he struggled to stay on the field last season. After stringing together a number of strong appearances this spring, his shoulder came back to bite in his final tune-up. If this is just a minor blip, then Walden can still be the effective eighth inning guy the Cardinals hope to have, but if this turns out to be more serious, it could lead to another lost season.

March 30, 2016 12:59 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Ready for Opening Day?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) pitched a scoreless eighth Monday against the Mets, his seventh scoreless outing of the spring, and he's expected to pitch again Wednesday in his final tuneup for the regular season, MLB.com reports.

Walden was terrific for the first month of the season last year before battling injuries over the remainder of the season. If he can manage his shoulder issues this season, then he could be a nice source of holds for the Cardinals.

March 27, 2016 03:01 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Will rest next two days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) will rest for another two days, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Walden is hopeful that a couple more days off will help the lingering tightness in his shoulder subside. He hasn't thrown for nearly a week, and his availability for the start of the regular season is beginning to be threatened.

March 27, 2016 09:35 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Still being held out over shoulder concern
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (shoulder) didn't pitch in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to the Nationals, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Walden continues to be bothered by soreness near his throwing shoulder, which has prevented him from pitching since Monday. The Cardinals wanted Walden to pitch in games on consecutive days during spring training before heading into the regular season, but with only five contests left on the schedule, the right-hander may come into Opening Day less than 100 percent healthy.

March 25, 2016 05:15 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Dealing with sore shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden did not throw as scheduled Friday due to a "knot in his lat," MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Further details regarding Walden's status were not reported, but manager Mike Matheny said there is some concern about the injury, which puts Walden's status for Opening Day into question.

March 20, 2016 12:09 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Still pitching well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden has pitched well this spring, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing just one hit, one walk, and one hit batter while striking out three.

Walden hasn't pitched in a regular-season game since last April after dealing with reoccurring shoulder problems all season. He was looking like a top fantasy setup man last year before going down, but it's unlikely even if he stays healthy that he'll take on that role this year as both Kevin Siegrist and Seung-Hwan Oh are in position to handle setup duties heading into the season.

January 28, 2016 11:09 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden: Expected to be on regular program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden is expected to be on the same program as all of the Cardinals' other pitchers this spring, yet there is still some uncertainty about whether his shoulder can hold up for a full season, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Walden missed the final five months of last season due to rotator cuff and labrum damage. He's still expected to fill a set-up role, but the Cardinals' signing of Jonathan Broxton and Seung Hwan Oh suggests that the team isn't sure how Walden will hold up.

September 6, 2015 06:50 PM
Cardinals shut down Jordan Walden for rest of season
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Cardinals pitcher Jordan Walden will not return during the 2015 season, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Walden is dealing with a biceps injury and he has the option of rehab or surgery. Walden produced a 0.87 ERA over 10 1/3 innings before sustaining the injury.

August 21, 2015 01:20 PM
Cardinals RP Jordan Walden to see doctor over biceps injury
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Cardinals relief pitcher Jordan Walden will visit doctors to determine any additional steps that he can take to ensure a return from a biceps injury, per Stltoday.com.

Walden has been on the disabled list since April 30, and has been unable to get his arm to respond to rest and recover from appearances since.

August 4, 2015 10:20 PM
Cardinals remove Jordan Walden from rehab assignment
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Cardinals pitcher Jordan Walden is not progressing from his shoulder issue and the team recalled him from his rehab assignment, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"One step forward," manager Mike Matheny said. "Two steps back."

Walden has not pitched since April 29 after sustaining a biceps strain. There is no timetable on his return.

July 24, 2015 12:40 AM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden (biceps) throws scoreless inning in rehab
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Cardinals right-handed reliever Jordan Walden began his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Thursday. Walden is on the 60-day disabled list with a biceps strain.

He pitched a scoreless inning, recording a strikeout and giving up one hit. He threw 10 pitches, with all but two of them going for strikes. It is not clear when the Cardinals expect Walden to return to the bullpen.

July 21, 2015 06:30 PM
Cardinals' Jordan Walden, Mitch Harris to begin rehab assignments
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Cardinals pitcher Jordan Walden will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday at Double-A, reports MLB.com. Walden has not pitched since late April after sustaining a biceps strain.

Meanwhile, pitcher Mitch Harris is slated to start his rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A. Harris is on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2007R-Orem64.1151501106317493.091.030
2008A-Cedar Rapds107.1181814609132802.191.046
2008A-Rancho Cuca49.09905205024424.041.347
2009AA-Arkansas60.0131301505729725.251.683
2010AAA-Salt Lake Bees6.16000003284.431.639
2010AA-Arkansas Travelers43.038001183822443.351.535
2012AAA-Salt Lake Bees2.23000103038.181.364
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves1.01000001000.000.000
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves1.222001051115.001.667
2015AAA-Memphis Redbirds1.22000003210.002.500
2015AA-Springfield Cardinal2.02000003020.001.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/220
Birthdate:
11/16/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Fort Worth, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
6